Bowing out as leader of Sinn Féin, Gerry Adams’ denial of IRA involvement continues to anger many of his political contemporaries, but all acknowledge his skills in delivering a peace deal, writes Political Reporter
Sat, 10 Feb, 2018
Sinn Fein MEP Martina Anderson was applauded in the EU parliament today as she argued that Northern Ireland’s democratic vote to remain within the European Union should be upheld and defended.
Tue, 28 Jun, 2016
THE report published yesterday into the Loughinisland massacre, in which six Catholic men were murdered by UVF gunmen in a bar as they watched Ireland play Italy in the 1994 World Cup, vindicates the victims’ relatives determination to prove there was official collusion with the killers and that an earlier report was inaccurate.
Fri, 10 Jun, 2016
ONE of the conventions of those courtroom dramas so very popular in the early days of television was that a prosecutor would never ask a question he — it was always a “he” in those monochrome, mackintosh days — did not already know the answer to. It was a policy that tripped up many theatrical, over-the-top villians.
Sat, 19 Sep, 2015
JUST as our friends and neighbours in the North can only look on in despair — or even indifference — as Stormont politicians of all hues talk themselves into another frenzy of no-surrender obstructionism, the citizens of Europe, most of whom want a humane response to the growing refugee crisis, can only look on in frustration fast turning to shame as national ministers struggle to agree on how each EU member state might contribute proportionately to a community-wide response.
Wed, 16 Sep, 2015
Sinn Féin has said it is “open” to the potential return of the Independent Monitoring Commission to ensure paramilitary groups no longer exist after Northern Ireland’s secretary of state said this may be the only way to resolve the current crisis.
Sat, 12 Sep, 2015